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Maren Hassinger, Paradise Regained, 2020, Concrete and wire rope, 62 x 168 x 168 in. (144 individual units), Installation View, "Nature, Sweet Nature," Aspen Art Museum, Photo Credit: Simon Klein

Maren Hassinger, Paradise Regained, 2020, Concrete and wire rope, 62 x 168 x 168 in. (144 individual units), Installation View, "Nature, Sweet Nature," Aspen Art Museum, Photo Credit: Simon Klein

Maren Hassinger, Garden, 2020, Concrete and wire rope, 61 1/2 x 12 x 12 in. each (43 units), Installation View, "Nature, Sweet Nature," Aspen Art Museum, Credit: Simon Klein

Maren Hassinger, Garden, 2020, Concrete and wire rope, 61 1/2 x 12 x 12 in. each (43 units), Installation View, "Nature, Sweet Nature," Aspen Art Museum, Credit: Simon Klein

Maren Hassinger, Monument, 2020, Branches on armature, 60 x 102 x 90 in., Smithsonian Museum of Art, Women's History Initiative Installation View, Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C., Photo Credit: Matailong Du

Maren Hassinger, Monument, 2020, Branches on armature, 60 x 102 x 90 in., Smithsonian Museum of Art, Women's History Initiative Installation View, Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C., Photo Credit: Matailong Du

Maren Hassinger, Whole Cloth, 2017, Photograph on fabric, 34 3/4 x 54 1/2 in. Sheet, 36 3/4 x 56 11/16 in. Frame, Edition of 5

Maren Hassinger, Whole Cloth, 2017, Photograph on fabric, 34 3/4 x 54 1/2 in. Sheet, 36 3/4 x 56 11/16 in. Frame, Edition of 5

Maren Hassinger, Whole Cloth, 2017, Muslin dyed with tea and coffee, 62 x 66 in.

Maren Hassinger, Whole Cloth, 2017, Muslin dyed with tea and coffee, 62 x 66 in.

Maren Hassinger, Fight the Power, 2019, Ink on newsprint, 20 x 70 x 15 in. overall, 20 x 35 x 15 in. each (2 units)

Maren Hassinger, Fight the Power, 2019, Ink on newsprint, 20 x 70 x 15 in. overall, 20 x 35 x 15 in. each (2 units)

Maren Hassinger, Sit Upons, 2010, New York Times newspapers, 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 1/2 in. each (45 pieces per unit, one of 8 units)

Maren Hassinger, Sit Upons, 2010, New York Times newspapers, 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 1/2 in. each (45 pieces per unit, one of 8 units)

Maren Hassinger, Sit Upons, 2010, New York Times newspapers, 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 1/2 in.

Maren Hassinger, Sit Upons, 2010, New York Times newspapers, 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 1/2 in.

Maren Hassinger, Love (Square), 2008/2018, Pink plastic bags filled with air, breath, and love notes, steelhead pushpins, 72 x 72 in., Edition of 5

Maren Hassinger, Love (Square), 2008/2018, Pink plastic bags filled with air, breath, and love notes, steelhead pushpins, 72 x 72 in., Edition of 5

Maren Hassinger, Our Lives, 2008/2018, Shredded, twisted and wrapped New York Times newspapers, 72 in. dia.

Maren Hassinger, Our Lives, 2008/2018, Shredded, twisted and wrapped New York Times newspapers, 72 in. dia.

Maren Hassinger, Daily Mask, 1997-2004, 16mm film transferred to video (color, sound) 3:32 min., Edition of 3.

Maren Hassinger, Daily Mask, 1997-2004, 16mm film transferred to video (color, sound) 3:32 min., Edition of 3.

Maren Hassinger, Birthright, 2005, Video (color, sound), 12:51 min., Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs

Maren Hassinger, Birthright, 2005, Video (color, sound), 12:51 min., Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs

Maren Hassinger, Consolation, 1996, Wire and wire rope, 16 x 7 x 1/4 in. each (100 units) Site specific, overall dimensions variable.

Maren Hassinger, Consolation, 1996, Wire and wire rope, 16 x 7 x 1/4 in. each (100 units) Site specific, overall dimensions variable.

Maren Hassinger, Splintering, 1981/2019, Wire rope, 15 x 60 x 12 in. each (1 of 10) Dimensions vary per unit

Maren Hassinger, Splintering, 1981/2019, Wire rope, 15 x 60 x 12 in. each (1 of 10) Dimensions vary per unit

Maren Hassinger, Rivers, 2007, Ink on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 in. Sheet

Maren Hassinger, Rivers, 2007, Ink on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 in. Sheet

Maren Hassinger, Wind in the Garden, 1990, Woodblock print, 19 1/2 x 19 1/4 in., Edition of 6

Maren Hassinger, Wind in the Garden, 1990, Woodblock print, 19 1/2 x 19 1/4 in., Edition of 6

Maren Hassinger, Leaning, 1980, Wire rope and wire, 16 in. high each (32 units) 432 in. dia. installation, Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Maren Hassinger, Leaning, 1980, Wire rope and wire, 16 in. high each (32 units) 432 in. dia. installation, Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Maren Hassinger, Walking, 1978, Wire and wire rope elements, 22 x 5 1/2 in. each (148 units), Collection: Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Maren Hassinger, Walking, 1978, Wire and wire rope elements, 22 x 5 1/2 in. each (148 units), Collection: Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Maren Hassinger, Untitled, 1972/2020, Rope, 144 x 132 x 96 in., Collection: Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Maren Hassinger, Untitled, 1972/2020, Rope, 144 x 132 x 96 in., Collection: Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Maren Hassinger, Untitled (Sea Anemone), 1971, Wire rope, 139 x 36 x 15 in. (wire rope lengths measure 30 - 61 in.), Collection: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Maren Hassinger, Untitled (Sea Anemone), 1971, Wire rope, 139 x 36 x 15 in. (wire rope lengths measure 30 - 61 in.), Collection: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Maren Hassinger

Born in Los Angeles, CA, 1947
University of California, Los Angeles, MFA, 1973
Bennington College, BA, 1969
Lives and Works in New York, NY

MAREN HASSINGER (b.1947) has built an expansive practice that connects humanity to nature through a range of media. Carefully choosing materials for their innate characteristics, she has explored the subject of movement, family, love, nature, environment, consumerism, identity, and race. In each context, the artist creates an eloquent response to timely issues regarding our relationship to the natural world and to each other. Hassinger is the recipient of numerous honors, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Caucus for the Arts. Hassinger’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Baltimore Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, among others.

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